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Malcom Gladwell

Instinct and Decision Making: When "Going with Your Gut" Spells Trouble

Terry Newell | Posted 12.19.2016 | Impact
Terry Newell

"I rely on myself very much," Donald Trump has said, "I just think that you have an instinct and you go with it." There is certainly a place for inst...

Chase Your Dream, Not Your Dragon

Suzannah Galland | Posted 12.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Suzannah Galland

I'd like to say I had an ordinary week of meetings with clients, a hot date, and regular news purge. But as things go, I had the unusual task of worki...

David and Goliath, Or Why the One Percent Has To Rig The System

Mary Manning Cleveland | Posted 09.06.2016 | Business
Mary Manning Cleveland

Over the last forty years the tax system has become much less progressive, monopolists have been given free reign, unions have been busted, the minimum wage hasn't risen, and corporate criminals have gone unpunished.

Are We More Intelligent Than Our Grandparents?

Paul Mashegoane | Posted 06.21.2016 | Science
Paul Mashegoane

We are going through a profound change in the way we think, called the cognitive revolution. Over the last hundred years our lives have become ever mo...

The Truth About Malcolm Gladwell?

Lev Raphael | Posted 12.18.2016 | Home
Lev Raphael

The Times reports that Gladwell hands blurbs out like Santa, though he doesn't seem to care if authors are naughty or nice.

Adam Grant's Book Tour To Feature Famous Non-Conformists

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 12.07.2015 | Arts

Nonfiction fans, mark your calendars: Adam Grant's Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World hits bookstores next February, and this week, the pub...

Lunch With Brad Pitt and Ryan Gosling at The Four Seasons: The Big Short

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.27.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Think The Wolf of Wall Street (from another era and without the sex and drugs) meets the indie masterpiece 99 Homes (about the housing market crisis).

10 Ways To Go From Good To Great

Rana Florida | Posted 09.23.2016 | Business
Rana Florida

In our age of Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, "discipline" takes a backseat to celebrity. Greatness, it seems, is whatever gets you re-Tweeted or Liked; whatever racks up the most clicks or followers.

The Flaw in Malcom Gladwell's 'Ten Thousand Hour' Rule

R.F. Hemphill | Posted 08.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
R.F. Hemphill

Not everything works that you try, in business, in love, in sports. Here's an example: Malcolm Gladwell, in his excellent book called Outliers, expou...

Second Career Success Story: This Man Deeply Influenced Steve Jobs On Innovation

Karthik Rajan | Posted 07.30.2016 | Business
Karthik Rajan

Among Steve Job's top 10 favorite books, there is only one business book on innovation. It is by Clayton Christensen. All this happened for Clayton in his 40's/50's! Here is his story.

Can Transformative Leaders Succeed on a Nonprofit Board?

Eugene Fram | Posted 03.27.2015 | Business
Eugene Fram

According to Malcolm Gladwell, noted writer and analyst, people who drive transformation share three traits: courage, the ability to reframe problems ...

Malcolm Gladwell Tears Into 'Bitter Pill' Obamacare Book

The New Yorker | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics

Working in the White House on a Saturday afternoon had become routine for Zeke Emanuel and Bob Kocher,” Steven Brill tells us at the beginning of Ch...

18 Books to Inform, Deepen and Transform Your Understanding of Education in America

Lena Tabori | Posted 07.05.2014 | Education
Lena Tabori

Recommendations from the Best K-12 Teachers in the Country Last Fall, when we were publishing Katrina Fried's brilliant book, American Teacher, Heroe...

Introvert or Extrovert: What Style Is More Likely to Help You Get a Big Promotion at Work?

Jeffrey M Cohn | Posted 05.04.2014 | Business
Jeffrey M Cohn

There is a good word to describe the "and" versus "either/or" phenomenon being described -- ambiversion.

The Grey Area of Clicktivism

Javier Flaim | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Javier Flaim

There is a fine line between spreading awareness about an issue and actually inspiring action, but we have found that leveraging these four mechanisms have had the ability to change the outcome from "clicks" to real world action.

Cameron Russell: Review

Ira Israel | Posted 08.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ira Israel

Kudos to the extraordinarily brave Cameron Russell whose TEDTalk is the paramount of authenticity and a remarkable deconstruction of one of the myths ...

Santa Ynez Valley -- It's Happening

David Dixon | Posted 02.26.2013 | Los Angeles
David Dixon

Something exciting is happening in the Santa Ynez Valley. Beyond its rustic beauty, exceptional climate for growing fruit, steadily improving wines, and somewhat superlative location, it now appears to be poised on the launch pad of cultural relevance.

Our List Of Late-Blooming Artists May Surprise You

Posted 09.01.2012 | Arts

More often than not, our cultural heroes are barely of drinking age when they make their mark: Orson Welles was 25 when he created his masterpiece, "C...

7 Sites You Should Be Wasting Time On Right Now

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 10.10.2011 | Comedy

It's Wednesday, so you know we've got seven more websites to distract and entertain you. Take a minute or twenty this afternoon to forget about the ri...

My Intellectual Break Up With Malcolm Gladwell

Christina Gagnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

I have to wonder how the scholar who once described so aptly the spread of ideas can ignore the broadcast power of modern tools, and the undeniable value these tools bring to growing cultural empathy and geopolitical awareness.

Millennial Civics: Your Revolution Is Tuesday

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

The problems with Congress are not just ideological, they are institutional. It has failed to adapt to the modern era. Our national challenge is cut out for millennials: On November 2, you must show the rest of us that teams perform better than solo acts.

In God We...Invest

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeff Schweitzer

Wall Street is our secular religion. As with more traditional beliefs, faith trumps reason. That explains our willful blindness to the obvious scam, the fantastic story told to us by billionaire bankers.

Six Degrees of Urban Myth

Lee Schneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lee Schneider

There is a powerful network linking us all, and maybe Milgram had the right idea - even though his research was flawed.

Health Care: Time To Take Responsibility For Ourselves

Dr. Erika Schwartz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Erika Schwartz

We need to stop being afraid that missing the diagnosis of a disease will send us directly to the morgue. As we change focus from getting a diagnosis to staying healthy, our health will improve.

This Week in Magazines: An Electric-Fuel-Trade Acid Test and the South Rises Against the New Yorker

James Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Warren

Those old, wicked animosities between New York City and Conway, Ark., are heating up.